Restoring the historic wood windows of a Tennessee courthouse
January 6, 2016 | 4:34 pm UTC
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Knox County Courthouse
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Before and after view of Knox County Courthouse windows.
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Plant photos
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Installation

The Knox County Courthouse in Knoxville, Tennessee was built in 1885 and continues to serve as an office for several county departments. Tennessee's first governor is buried on the courthouse lawn.

Re-View was contracted to restore the historic wood windows. Our craftsmen removed the window sash and shipped them back to the Re-View restoration plant to be restored. We restored the frames in situ, refinished the frames, and installed new perimeter sealants. All of the finishes were removed from the sash to permit a complete restoration of the wood. Re-View fabricated replica sash for units that had been replaced with inaccurate replacements. Our craftsmen installed the restored sash into the refurbished frames and installed exterior storm windows for energy efficiency.

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Brooks Gentleman
Brooks Gentleman has been in the wood window and architectural millwork business for the past 25 years and is currently the owner of Re-View, a manufacturer of custom wood window replicas for historic landmarks across the country based in Kansas City, MO.